Category: communication

Technical Presentation Tips from a Keyboard Player – Part 1

I have gone back to playing the keyboard since this past summer. I have been privileged to play during Sunday services for myChurch here in Ottawa. Being a part of a great team of musicians and singers is really a wonderful opportunity for me to express my gifts and talents while serving God in a creative way.  The […]

Be Consistent With Your Brand

More Broken Glass by autowitch Black baseball cap with a fashionable army jacket. That’s the image that people who know me recognize when they hear my name. When I started speaking at conferences and events here in North America, I became intentional about the image that I project. Let’s just say that everything started with […]

Leadership By Conversation

Connected by Conversation by mikecogh With all the travel that I’ve done for the past few years, I’ve learned how to pay attention to the people around me – how they talk,  act and even how they carry themselves. I’ve watched people talk to their kids, negotiate a seat on a plane, ask for favors, […]

The Pen and Paper in the Digital Age of Social Media

I wanted to start this blog post with a reference to a TED Talk by Hannah Brencher about love letters to strangers. [ted id=1603 width=560 height=315] In an earlier blog post, I talked about my experience with working on a large SharePoint 2010 upgrade and migration project for a Fortune 500 company. I’ve told people […]

Why Leaders Tell Stories

“I realize the importance of having a story today is what really separates companies. People don’t just wear our shoes, they tell our story.” Blake Mycoskie – CEO, Tom’s Shoes Last week, I was privileged to be surrounded by several of the smartest and brightest minds in the global SQL Server community – Microsoft Most […]